25-2022 – Simon Levin – A Lot of Fire

 June 19 – July 2 2022

Making and firing for non-glaze finish

Throwing or handbuilding, woodfiring. Intermediate and advanced

25-2022 – Simon Levin – A Lot of Fire


Ever want to understand a wood kiln?  Repetition is key and A Lot of Fire makes this class innovative. Simon Levin is back to La Meridiana for the thrird time and during the two weeks of his class we will load and fire the La Meridiana Train kiln twice


A Lot of Fire covers loading and firing techniques, as well as kiln design, developing clay bodies and making a firing schedule based on aesthetic preferences. Some attention will be given to making techniques as we make work to fill each kiln load, but this is essentially a kiln class, where we learn by doing.


Woodfiring workshops are essentially very collaborative and this workshop is no exception. Through work and direct experience, students will learn and leave the two week course moe confident and capable to approach a wood firing independently.


A full meal will be served on every class day. Lodging is included int he cost.

The artist

Simon Levin: “In 1993 I fell in love with the movement of flame through a wood-kiln. Its sensuous quality is something I seek to capture in my work with soft forms, full curves and flame paths etched into the surface. This quest led me to an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. I now own Mill Creek Pottery in Wisconsin, where my apprentices and I work to advance the cause of wood-fired pottery. In 2013 I was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan exploring the potential of local materials. Recently I have been a visiting artist, lecturer and kiln builder at The China Academy of the Arts in Hangzhou. There my apprentices and I have been bringing a technology that originated in Asia and has evolved in the incubator of the United States back to Asia. Clay is central to my life.” www.simonlevin.com


Simon Levin


June 19 – July 2 2022

Length of course

10 working days in the studio


Handbuilding, Throwing, Wood and/or soda firing



Total cost:

Euro 2600,00

Deposit for booking:




The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request at additional fee of 230 euros per week.
Freshly prepared three course lunch with wine on all working days
Welcome breakfast, Welcome and Final dinner
Coffee break in the mornings and in the evenings

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A deposit is required at registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the payment on-line. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed once the deposit has been accredited in our banking account. The balance must be paid at the beginning of the course.

You may withdraw within 14 days of registration without incurring in any penalties and will have the deposit fully refunded.  No refund of deposits past 14 days of registration, pursuant to articles 53 and following of the EU consumer protection legislation.
If La Meridiana cannot hold the course due to unforeseen events beyond our control, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different course of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the new course.


La Meridiana is equipped to comply with the current safety standards regarding Covid-19, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. The daily maintenance of hygiene measures is guaranteed.  Please note that participants will be required to follow the security protocol and to comply with some simple precautions.